Communicating Compassionately In a World of Conflict
Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
White River Junction, VT
White River Junction, VT
Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand, and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right“ and “wrong“ with people. We express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us,” instead of taking responsibility for our feelings independent of another person. We struggle to understand our own needs in the moment, or to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats, or coercion.
At best, communicating and thinking this way can create misunderstanding and frustration. And still worse, it can lead to anger, depression, and even emotional or physical violence.
Through this workshop, you’ll learn to transform the thinking, language, and moralistic judgments that keep you from the enriching relationships that you dream of. The 4-Part NVC process provides a unique, yet simple, framework to get "unstuck" in those trying moments.
You’ll start to resolve conflicts with ease more easily get what you want without using demands, begin to hear the needs of others with less struggle, strengthen your personal and professional relationships, and start living to your fullest potential.
Transform conflict in your home, workplace, school and in your community into connection
Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication
About the presenter: Joe Brummer has over 5 years experience in the field of conflict resolution, nonviolence and mediation. He has worked with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, the Community Mediation Center of RI and serves on the Juvenile Restorative Justice Advisory Board at CMCRI. In the Winter 2008, Joe attended the International Intensive Training on Nonviolent Communication. Currently, Joe is collaborating with Community Mediation, Inc. in New Haven, CT. Joe is also the Connecticut representative for New England NVC.
Location: 5 South Main Street # 302 , White River Junction, VT 05001 (Map)
TO REGISTER: The deadline for registration is October 1, 2009.
Registration is open to the public. Seating is limited. The requested fee for this training is $89.00 per person and includes materials. A limited number of scholarships are available by request. To request a scholarship, please email: Joe Brummer
Books and NVC Materials will be available for purchase at this workshop.
Register Online at
www.newenglandnvc.org or mail check or money order and this
registration form to: PO
Questions, please call (401) 996-5438.